Category Archives: November 1918

All diary entries written in November 1918.

18 November 1918; Monday

Up at about 7 o’clock. Had walk in the morning. Opened hospital and I was detailed for night duty. Received letter from George Crawford1. Went on duty at night. Another patient in at night last thing.

  1. George Crawford: as mentioned in 1914 – 15 diaries, an office colleague at Hendon Paper Works; a shorthand note at the end of the 1918 diary appears to say he was in the Army Veterinary Corps, at No 9 Veterinary Hospital, BEF, France. 

17 November 1918; Sunday

Up at about 7 o’clock. Had bath at Cauroir1 in the morning. Wrote letters in the afternoon and went to Cauroir to the service at night. Got a bit of a cold and a sore throat.

Received a letter from Father and letter from Mother dated 11th inst. telling me of the doings in Sunderland.

  1. Cauroir (B): written only in shorthand, but seems fairly certain; about 1km SW. of Cagnoncles (A). 

16 November 1918; Saturday

Up about 7 o’clock. Marched off shortly after 9. Arrived at Cagnocles1 about 2 o’clock. Wrote and did French at night. Had short walk.

  1. Cagnocles: Cagnoncles (B), 14km W. of Haussy (A) and 6km E. Cambrai. 

15 November 1918; Friday

Up about 7.30. Moved off about 10 o’clock and arrived at Haussy1 about 2.30. Had a good billet. Received letters from home, Ernie and Charlie. 5 men going on leave tomorrow. Had good night’s sleep.

  1. Haussy (B): 10km SW. of Sepmeries (A) and 3km SE. of Montrécourt; see 2 November. 

14 November 1918; Thursday

Up at about 7.30. Ordered to pack up and march off about 11 o’clock. Marched after dinner until nearly 5 o’clock, when we arrived at Sepmeries1. Received letter from Ernie. Pretty heavy march and we were tired when we arrived. Got down to bed early and slept well.

  1. Sepmeries (B): 15km WSW. of Bettrechies (A) and 9km SSE. of Valenciennes; Michelin square N6.